Now that all the Championship teams have played their fifth game, we are a little over 10% of the way through the seasons. In this version of the Power Rankings, I’m going to include a comparison to where the team currently sits in the league table. The change column will represent the movement from where they were in my mid-week update to last week’s Power Rankings.:
Note: Records presented as W-D-L
 

Rank Team Record Last Week Change Table Pos
1 Leeds United 4-1-0 1 1
2 Middlesbrough 4-1-0 3 1↑ 2
3 Sheffield United 3-0-2 7 4↑ 7
4 Brentford 2-2-1 2 2↓ 8
5 Bolton Wanderers 3-1-1 6 1↑ 3
6 Derby County 3-0-2 10 4↑ 6
7 West Bromwich Albion 2-1-2 4 3↓ 11
8 Aston Villa 2-3-0 8 4
9 Swansea City 2-2-1 5 4↓ 10
10 Wigan Athletic 2-1-2 9 1↓ 12
11 Nottingham Forest 1-4-0 11 13
12 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1-2 15 3↑ 14
13 Blackburn Rovers 2-3-0 16 3↑ 5
14 Bristol City 2-2-1 20 6↑ 9
15 Norwich City 1-1-3 14 1↓ 18
16 Preston North End 1-1-3 12 4↓ 20
17 Rotherham United 2-0-3 21 4↑ 15
18 Stoke City 1-2-2 17 1↓ 17
19 Millwall 1-2-2 13 6↓ 16
20 Hull City 1-1-3 21 1↑ 19
21 Queens Park Rangers 1-0-4 24 3↑ 22
22 Birmingham City 0-3-2 22 21
23 Reading 0-2-3 23 23
24 Ipswich Town 0-2-3 24 6↓ 24


It was quite a week for the Championship, and we no longer have any pointless teams in the league, with Reading earning two draws this week and QPR with a surprising win over Wigan Athletic. Ipswich Town moves to the bottom of the Power Rankings – and the league table after two losses this week.
Two losses this week was the source of teams falling down the rankings, with Millwall (down six spots) and Preston North End (down four spots) joining Ipswich in losing twice this week. In the opposite direction, Bristol City was the big mover up the rankings, moving six spots due to their two wins this week – against Swansea and the aforementioned QPR.
The team that is furthest of between our Power Rankings and their actual position in the league table is Blackburn Rovers, which is most likely due to a lower ranking in the preseason rankings. I would assume that if they continue with similar results going forward, those numbers will converge and they will find themselves in the Top 5 of the Power Rankings as well.
Until next time…
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